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[audio]A Conversation with Gail Lozoff - Kansas City Public Library
Library Director Crosby Kemper III interviewrf renowned Kansas City entrepreneur Gail Lozoff, marking the official start of the Library's Kansas City â Cradle of Entrepreneurs series. Lozoff is a third-generation entrepreneur whose innovation and creativity has positioned her as one of Kansas Cityâs most influential business persons of the past 30 years. The co-founder of SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Lozoff is best known for creating Bagel & Bagel, a local chain she sold to Boston Market that event...
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Gail Lozoff; entrepreneurs
Downloads: 17
[audio]The Mormon Passage through Missouri - Kansas City Public Library
Fred E. Woods sheds new light on this 30-year period of Mormon history. This presentation took place on May 17, 2009, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: mormons; missouri; history; kansas city public library
Downloads: 63
[audio]Welcome to the Country of Writing - Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November 2008, intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book. Welcome to the Country of Writing was presented on October 15, 2008.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Ann Hagedorn; writing
Downloads: 34
[audio]Your Map to the Country of Writing - Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November 2008, intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book. Your Map to the Country of Writing was presented on November 5, 2008.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Ann Hagedorn; writing
Downloads: 102
[audio]The Writer's Toolbox - Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November 2008, intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book. The Writer's Toolbox was presented on October 22, 2008.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Ann Hagedorn; writing
Downloads: 47
[audio]Writers at Work: Sam Lipsyte - Kansas City Public Library
Author Sam Lipsyte presents the February talk in the Kansas City Public Library's Writers at Work series. This event took place on February 19, 2009 at the Central Library.
Keywords: sam lipsyte; author; kansas city public library
Downloads: 42
[audio]Grant Seeking 101: Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Kansas City Public Library
Kief Schladweiler from the Foundation Center in New York hosted a workshop to help individual grant seekers get started with the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database on May 18, 2011 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Foundation Center; grants
Downloads: 25
[audio]Your Final Destination - Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library writer-in-residence Ann Hagedorn presents four talks in October and November 2008, intended to help aspiring writers research, write, and publish a book. Your Final Destination was presented on November 12, 2008.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Ann Hagedorn; writing
Downloads: 35
[audio]John Mearsheimer - Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics - Kansas City Public Library
International relations scholar John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago discussed his new book, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics, at the Central Library on April 6, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; John Mearsheimer
Downloads: 114
[audio]Edward Glaeser: Triumph of the City - Kansas City Public Library
The thought-provoking Harvard economist Edward Glaeser discussed why cities are the healthiest, greenest, and richest places to live in this program that took place at the Central Library on May 25, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Edward Glaeser
Downloads: 154
[audio]Jill Lepore: The Whites of Their Eyes - Kansas City Public Library
Harvard historian Jill Lepore discussed her new book The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Partyâs Revolution and the Battle Over American History on January 26, 2011, at the Central Library Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
Keywords: Jill Lepore; author; Kansas City Public Library
Downloads: 34
[audio]Leonard Barkan: Michelangelo - January 19, 2011 - Kansas City Public Library
Best known for his artistic achievements, Michelangelo not only filled hundreds of sheets with drawings, sketches, and doodles, but he also composed his own words. In Michelangelo: A Life on Paper, author Leonard Barkan vividly narrated the important role the written word played in Michelangeloâs monumental public output. This event occurred at the Central Library at the Kansas City Public Library on January 19, 2011.
Keywords: Leonard Barkan; Michalangelo; artist; author; Kansas City Public Library; event
Downloads: 27
[audio]Meet The Past Sneak Preview - Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III, Director of Public Affairs Henry Fortunato, and renowned Kansas City historian Bill Worley host a preview of the Meet the Past television series. This event took place on October 1, 2009, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: meet the past; KCPT; kansas city public library
Downloads: 13
[audio]Wendell Burnette: Crafting Space - Kansas City Public Library
Architect Wendell Burnette discussed an approach to architecture that relies on consensus and specificity of materials to create buildings that are timeless and valuable to their clients and users. This event took place on April 3, 2012 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Wendell Burnette; architecture; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 8
[audio]Tony Goldman: Re-Developing the Future - Kansas City Public Library
One of the prime movers of the neighborhood revivals of New Yorkâs Soho and Miamiâs South Beach, Tony Goldman shared his experiences as an innovative real estate development leader. This event took place at the Central Library on April 18, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Tony Goldman; real estate
Downloads: 3
[audio]Robert Worley: The Evolution of the National Security Council - Kansas City Public Library
Dr. Robert Worley, an expert on national security issues, drew on the examples set by presidents from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush to demonstrate what works, predict problems, and offer advice to the administration of President Barack Obama. Presented Monday, February 2, 2009, in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Keywords: robert worley; national security council; kansas city public library
Downloads: 59
[audio]Wendy Kopp: One Day, All Children - Kansas City Public Library
Teach For America Founder and Chief Executive Wendy Kopp discusses her book One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way on Tuesday, April 21, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: wendy kopp; teach for america; education; kansas city public library
Downloads: 58
[audio]Karole Armitage - Kansas City Public Library
Through her brilliant 36-year career, Armitage has created dances for numerous companies including the Paris Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Lyon Opera Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Rambert Dance Company. This event took place on April 2, 2009 at the Central Library, 14 W...
Keywords: karole armitage; dance; choreography; ballet; kansas city public library
Downloads: 26
[audio]Bonar Menninger: And Hell Followed With It - Kansas City Public Library
On June 8, 1966, a massive EF-5 tornado cut a 22-mile swath across eastern Kansas before smashing through Topeka. Author Bonar Menninger recounts the events of that tragic day in his new book, And Hell Followed With It, for which he interviewed dozens of survivors to construct a tightly woven narrative that conveys in gut-wrenching detail what itâs like when nature careens out of control. This presentation was part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series and took place at the Central Library on ...
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Bonar Menninger; Topeka; tornado; history
Downloads: 14
[audio]Desegregating the Bar: 55 Years On - Kansas City Public Library
Judge Howard Sachs, David Achtenberg, and Mamie Hughes join Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a discussion of the 1955 decision by the Kansas City Bar Association to admit both African Americans and women as members. This event took place on December 8, 2010, at the Central Library in Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: Kansas City; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City Bar Association
Downloads: 9
[audio]An Evening with Jessica Lang - Kansas City Public Library
Critically acclaimed and award-winning choreographer Jessica Lang presents the first of three programs brought to the Library by the Kansas City Ballet. This event took place on October 5, 2009, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: jessica lang; kansas city ballet; dance; kansas city public library
Downloads: 12
[audio]The Sumner Story - Kansas City Public Library
The authors of The Sumner Story discuss the history of Sumner High School, the formerly segregated black high school in Kansas City, Kansas, that is now the college-prep oriented Sumner Academy, which is consistently ranked among the top high schools in America. This event took place at the Central Library on June 16, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Sumner High School; Kansas City
Downloads: 12
[audio]Jack Becker: Public Art/Civic Catalyst - Kansas City Public Library
Jack Becker, executive director of Minnesota-based Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review, discussed the complex, beneficial, and sometimes contentious role that art plays in the public realm. This event took place on September 21, 2011 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Jack Becker; public art; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 14
[audio]Dana Canedy: A Journal for Jordan - Kansas City Public Library
New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Canedy presents her book, A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor. This event took place on February 4, 2009, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: Dana Canedy; iraq war; children; kansas city public library
Downloads: 61
[audio]Steve Collins: Quindaro Underground Railroad - Kansas City Public Library
This illustrated presentation explores Quindaro's founding by members of the Wyandot tribe as well as the community's role in the abolitionist movement within the Kansas Territory. Steve Collins detailed the history of this unique community on April 19, 2009, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: Wyandot; wyandotte; kansas city; quindaro; kansas; kansas city public library
Downloads: 58
[audio]A Conversation with C.D. Wright - Kansas City Public Library
Poet C.D. Wright joins a panel of poetry faculty from the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a discussion of her work and the art of writing poetry. This event took place on Wednesday, March 11, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: C.D. Wright; poet; poetry; kansas city public library
Downloads: 41
[audio]Diane Mutti Burke: On Slavery's Border - Kansas City Public Library
Diane Mutti Burke, an assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri â Kansas City, discussed her new book about slavery in Missouri and how it differed from the Deep South on January 16, 2011, at the Central Library Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
Keywords: Diane Mutti Burke; Kansas City Public Library; history; author; slavery
Downloads: 18
[audio]Michael Ableman - Urban Farming: Get Your Grow On - Kansas City Public Library
The Fourth Biennial Urban Farms and Gardens Tour, a week-long showcase of urban agriculture across the Kansas City metro area, kicked off with a presentation by author, farmer, and food system activist Michael Ableman at the Central Library on June 15, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Michael Ableman; urban farms
Downloads: 29
[audio]Victoria Christopher Murray: The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil - Kansas City Public Library
Author Victoria Christopher Murray discussed her new novel The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil - the story of a couple struggling to find their way amidst corruption, betrayal, and the ultimate temptation - at the Central Library on June 8, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Victoria Christopher Murray; author
Downloads: 30
[audio]Richard Serrano: My Grandfather's Prison - Kansas City Public Library
Investigative journalist Richard Serrano tells the story of his grandfather's murder and its cover-up, with links to political boss Tom Pendergast and other colorful characters. This event took place on October 18, 2009, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: Richard Serrano; kansas city; history; pendergast; kansas city public library
Downloads: 27
[audio]Jennifer Weber: Copperheads - Kansas City Public Library
Jennifer Weber, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas, discusses her new book Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincolnâs Opponents in the North. This presentation took place on Wednesday, February 18, at the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library.
Keywords: abraham lincoln; jennifer weber; copperheads; kansas city public library
Downloads: 41
[audio]Landon Rowland: The Role of Railroads in Kansas City’s Development - Kansas City Public Library
Landon Rowland examined the railroad-building efforts of Arthur Stilwell, which allowed Kansas City to enter the 20th century as one of the nation's most important transportation hubs. This event took place on March 18, 2012 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Landon Rowland; railroads; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 20
[audio]Dr. Marion Nestle: Red Scare - Kansas City Public Library
The Kansas City Public Library hosts food policy expert Marion Nestle for a presentation called Red Scare: China and the New Global Food System. This event took place on February 11, 2009, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: Marion Nestle; china; food; melamine; kansas city public library
Downloads: 15
[audio]Ken Gormley - The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr - Kansas City Public Library
Ken Gormley, dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, discussed one of the most polarizing political scandals in American history, the investigation and subsequent impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. This event occurred February 10, 2011.
Keywords: Ken Gormley; Bill Clinton; Starr; Kansas City Public Library
Downloads: 16
[audio]Tippecanoe and Tyler Too - Kansas City Public Library
From John Winthrop's "We shall be a city upon a hill," to Ronald Reagan's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," Van Meter, a former public relations executive and CIA intelligence analyst, examines slogans and catchphrases from the early 17th to the late 20th century. This presentation took place on January 7, 2009.
Keywords: jan van meter; kansas city public library; language; history
Downloads: 222
[audio]Historic House? Museum? The Future of Corinthian Hall - Kansas City Public Library
Christopher Leitch, director of the Kansas City Museum; Lisa Lee, Chicago's Jane Addams-Hull House director; Dennis Domer, University of Kansas professor; and Lori Cox-Paul, from the National Archives and Records Administration, explored Kansas City Museum's transformation from a historic house to museum and its future. The panel also discussed how historic house museums, both locally and nationally, are grappling with issues of preservation, civic responsibility and operations stability.
Keywords: kansas city museum; kansas city; kansas city public library
Downloads: 12
[audio]Randy Roberts - Joe Louis: Hard Times Man - Kansas City Public Library
Purdue University historian and biographer Randy Roberts discusses the life and career of boxing icon Joe Louis at the Central Library on March 29, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Randy Roberts; Joe Louis; boxing
Downloads: 36
[audio]Julian Zugazagoitia: Francisco Toledo's Muse - Kansas City Public Library
Julian Zugazagoitia, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, discussed the life and art of Francisco Toledo at the Central Library on April 4, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Francisco Toledo; Julian Zugazagoitia
Downloads: 13
[audio]Robert Rydell - Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s - Kansas City Public Library
Robert Rydell, professor of history at Montana State University, discussed the Depression-era World's Fairs that gave hope to millions and offered visions of future progress at the Central Library on May 17, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Robert Rydell; World's Fairs
Downloads: 33
[audio]Stephen Fried: Appetite for America - Kansas City Public Library
Two-time National Magazine winner Stephen Fried discussed his book Appetite for America at the Central Library on May 19, 2011. As much an American success story as a story about America itself, the saga of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Houses is a captivating tale of entrepreneurial innovation, hard work, and resilience that left an indelible mark on our nationâs culture and history.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Stephen Fried; Fred Harvey; Harvey House
Downloads: 14
[audio]John Curatola - Great Commanders Series: Curtis LeMay - Kansas City Public Library
John Curatola of the Military History Department at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth discussed the military career of General Curtis LeMay at the Central Library on May 12, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; John Curatola; Curtis LeMay
Downloads: 48
[audio]Jeff Lanza - Federal Cases: Inside the Kansas City FBI - Kansas City Public Library
The retired Special Agent told the real stories behind the headlines of some of the highest profile FBI cases investigated in Kansas City. This event took place on January 12, 2012 at the Plaza Branch.
Keywords: Jeff Lanza; FBI; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 21
[audio]Azar Nafisi: Things I’ve Been Silent About - Kansas City Public Library
The Kansas City Public Library welcomes international bestselling author Azar Nafisi for a presentation based on her new book Things I've Been Silent About, the follow-up to the acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. This presentation took place on February 25, 2009, at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
Keywords: azar nafisi; iran; tehran; women; author; kansas city public library
Downloads: 71
[audio]Thomas Mallon - Watergate - Kansas City Public Library
Novelist Thomas Mallon discussed his newest novel, "Watergate", in which he uses both drama and satire to take us behind the scenes of Americaâs biggest, wildest, most traumatic political scandal. This event took place on August 9, 2012 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Thomas Mallon; Watergate; author; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 40
[audio]Hamburger: A Global History - Kansas City Public Library
Andrew Smith traces the origins of the hamburger from its days as a street food sold by American vendors to the inclusion on the menus of diners and restaurants to the opening of the first hamburger chain, White Castle. This presentation took place on January 13, 2009.
Keywords: andrew smith; hamburger; kansas city public library; food; history
Downloads: 65
[audio]From Famous Critic to Faceless Brand: The Life and Legacy of Duncan Hines - Damon Talbott - Kansas City Public Library
Damon Talbott examined the legacy of Duncan Hines from his career as a famous restaurant critic to the founding of the line of cake mixes that bear his name. This event took place on April 7, 2013 at the Central Library.
Keywords: Damon Talbott; Duncan Hines; Kansas City Public Library; Kansas City
Downloads: 17
[audio]Susan Bordo: What Did Anne Boleyn Really Look Like? - March 7, 2011. - Kansas City Public Library
An expert in the field of contemporary cultural studies, Susan Bordo explained how societyâs perception of beauty has changed over the years. This event occurred at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on March 7, 2011.
Keywords: Suan Bordo; beauty; Anne Boleyn; Kansas City Public Library; event
Downloads: 42
[audio]Tony Goldman: Re-Developing the Future - Kansas City Public Library
One of the prime movers of the neighborhood revivals of New Yorkâs Soho and Miamiâs South Beach, Tony Goldman shared his experiences as an innovative real estate development leader. This event took place at the Central Library on April 18, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Tony Goldman; real estate
Downloads: 15
[audio]Leo Damrosch: Tocqueville's Discovery of America - Kansas City Public Library
Award-winning author Leo Damrosch discussed his new biography, Tocqueville's Discovery of America at the Central Library on May 10, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Leo Damrosch; Alexis de Tocqueville
Downloads: 45
[audio]Matthew Algeo: The President Is a Sick Man - Kansas City Public Library
Author Matthew Algeo discussed his new book The President is a Sick Man, a full account of President Grover Cleveland's disappearance on July 1, 1893 and the medical condition that necessitated it. This event took place at the Central Library on May 3, 2011.
Keywords: Kansas City Public Library; Matthew Algeo; Grover Cleveland; author
Downloads: 38
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